Category: News

Freedom to Learn Online Forum 2020, 14th – 23rd August

The Freedom to Learn Forum is a space for all those interested in human-centred and rights-respecting practice in education to share and learn from one another, and events can be held on any topic. Taking place over 10 days, the forum will be mostly online and entirely free. Events List  

Derry Hannam’s new book

Derry Hannam’s new book “Another Way is Possible – Becoming a Democratic Teacher in a State School” has just been published on Smashwords as an e-book. The full price is $4.95 but for the duration of the AERO conference this week and a bit beyond there is a half-price coupon – number QS28M. Any sales […]

Without David Gribble, EUDEC would not exist

David Gribble died in December 2019 at the age of 87. There are few people more committed to democratic schools than he. David Gribble worked his whole life to ensure that democratic education institutions were created and improved. EUDEC would probably not exist without him. I’ll come to that in a moment, but before I […]

Netzwerk-Schule from Berlin, Germany has participated in a survey of the European Council’s program “Free to Speak, Safe to Learn – Democratic Schools for All”

http://www.theewc.org/Content/Home/News/The-2018-Democratic-Schools-for-All-Survey The survey served as a kickstarter for a three-year campaign which aims to “highlight the commitment to democratic values and principles in the life and culture of schools while identifying and sharing good practices from all Council of Europe member States”. https://www.coe.int/en/web/campaign-free-to-speak-safe-to-learn/home Based on the submitted documents related to the survey Netzwerk-Schule has been […]

Sudbury Ammersee Court Appeal

We’re excited to announce that the appeal for the trial that resulted in the closing of the school has been approved, so court-procedures will be re-opened! This is great news for Sudbury Ammersee, for Democratic Education in Bavaria, in Germany, in Europe and everywhere! You can find detailed news about it (in German) here. The […]

Narratives of Achievement in African and Afroeuropean Contexts – Conference Report

Lena Kraus- The beginning of these “news” dates back to November 2018, when I traveled to South Africa to speak at a conference. The conference, Narratives of Achievement in African and Afroeuropean Contexts took place at the Stellenbosch Institute of Advanced Studies and the University of Cape Town and various scholars from all over the […]

IDEC@EUDEC 2019

Our Conference is fast approaching, and we’ve decided to collect some important info in one place. The conference website (incl. registration) can be found here. Scroll down for travel and visa info, booking recommendations and help with your travel! For the Kiev part of the conference, accommodation in host families is available free of charge. […]

EUDEC Greece News

                                                           Colleagues in education, parenthood, childhood, youth and any age! For the third year our pilot project, Spring Academy, will be held in Corfu from the 30th of April to the 4th of May. The Spring Academy is a gathering and celebration of revising educational values where learning is experienced as open sharing of knowledge […]

Report from IDEC 2018

Namaste EUDEC friends from Europe and beyond! Here is the promised Report from IDEC 2018: how it all unwrapped in my very fragmentary and subjective outlook 😉 The 25th International Conference for Democratic Education (IDEC) just took place three weeks ago in Bengalore, on the central south Deccan Plateau in India. (15th to 21st November […]

Democratic School Partnership Project Launched in Greece

We are very excited because our school-partnership project was approved by the Greek ministry of Education. This comes in a period where we are actually starting to raise awareness on the topic of democratic education and we enthusiastically realise that more and more people are interested to join. In this promising “Sympraxis” democratic school partnership […]